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Alexander Graham Bell speaks for first time, via 3D camera

The inventor of the telephone speaks to us across a century as new technology finally unlocks a fragile early recording.

By Apr. 25, 2013


Alexander Graham Bell's voice captured from old recordings

After 128 years, new technology brings the great inventor's voice back to life.

By Apr. 24, 2013


Alexander Calder is the man behind the mobile in HTML5 Google doodle

Today's Google doodle shows off a very cool HTML5 feature, with a moving interactive mobile celebrating the birth of Alexander Calder, the man behind the mobile.

By Jul. 22, 2011


Alexander Graham Bell--phone thief?

A new book claims to have definitive evidence of a long-suspected technological crime--that Alexander Graham Bell stole ideas for the telephone.

By Dec. 27, 2007


Motorola Alexander: Can a slider save Moto?

Can a Windows Mobile phone with a slide-out keypad possibly save Motorola's flagging mobile division? If these reported specs are right, just maybe...

By Aug. 6, 2008


Politicians push bill to help states collect online sales tax

Some lawmakers have reintroduced the Marketplace Fairness Act, a bill that would allow states to grab sales tax from large e-tailers.

By Feb. 15, 2013


Internet tax proposal up for a vote in Senate this week

Internet tax supporters, with backing from Walmart, Macy's, and Best Buy, are hoping a Senate vote will give them enough political leverage to require Americans to pay sales tax when shopping online.

By Mar. 21, 2013


Senate bill reignites Internet sales tax debate

Internet tax bill introduced today would force Amazon.com, Overstock.com, Blue Nile, and other online retailers to collect sales taxes if they do more than $500,000 in "remote sales."

By Nov. 9, 2011


Republican senators push for Internet sales taxes

Two GOP politicians are going further than Democrats with proposal targeting Amazon.com and other online retailers, CNET has learned. Conservative tax groups are crying foul.

By Nov. 2, 2011


Politicians, retailers push for new Internet sales taxes

The halcyon days of tax-free Internet shopping may soon be over, if Congress approves a proposed federal law supported by Wal-Mart and other big-box stores.

By Apr. 17, 2012